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Windy City Times 2022-02-02

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New COVID variant found in Illinois and Wisconsin

New COVID variant found in Illinois and Wisconsin

A new COVID variant called the "stealth omicron" is being monitored by scientists and health experts around the world, and has now been detected in Illinois and Wisconsin, NBC Chicago reported. According to officials at Northwestern ...

  News

News

LGBTQ Victory Fund recognizes Black History Month, uplifts 23 Black out LGBTQ candidates

-- From a press release

Washington, DC — In recognition of Black History Month, Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, released the following statement: "At the heart of it, representation is about getting diverse voices in the ...
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation holding virtual soiree Feb. 2

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation holding virtual soiree Feb. 2

On Feb. 2, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF)—the philanthropic and civic partner of the 34 member Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC)—will host its annual Black History Month Soiree ...
POLITICS Robinson endorses Black LGBTQ+ Cook County board candidate

POLITICS Robinson endorses Black LGBTQ+ Cook County board candidate

Jaylin D. McClinton (he/him/el) announced that Illinois state Rep. Lamont J. Robinson—the first openly LGBTQ+ Black state legislator in Illinois history—is endorsing his campaign in the race for Cook County ...
Chicago Red Stars announce 2022 preseason roster

Chicago Red Stars announce 2022 preseason roster

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill. (Feb. 1, 2022) The Chicago Red Stars today announced their roster for the 2022 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) preseason. Most notably, the club will have nine players who were drafted in the ...
South Dakota becomes first state to pass anti-trans bill in 2022

South Dakota becomes first state to pass anti-trans bill in 2022

On Feb. 1, the South Dakota House took up and passed an anti-transgender sports ban, South Dakota Senate Bill 46—becoming the first state legislature to send discriminatory anti-transgender legislation to a governor's desk in 2022, a ...
SPORTS Tom Brady makes retirement official

SPORTS Tom Brady makes retirement official

NFL quarterback Tom Brady has retired after winning seven Super Bowls and setting a boatload of passing records in his 22-year-career. "This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going ...
Trans protesters file federal suit against Florida county

Trans protesters file federal suit against Florida county

On Jan. 31, three transgender people—Gabriela Amaya Cruz, Christian Pallidine and Angel Jae Torres Bucci—filed suit in federal court against Miami-Dade County for abuse they contend they suffered while in county custody after being arrested at ...
News

DCASE plans new art exhibitions, public programs at the Chicago Cultural Center

-- From a press release

CHICAGO The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce two new contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of five Chicago artists opening this winter at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington ...
News

New journal will spotlight queer and trans religious studies scholarship

-- From a press release

UC Riverside will be the host of an unprecedented conference to launch the first academic journal devoted to queer and transgender scholarship in religious studies. The journal, "QTR: A Journal of Queer and Transgender Studies in ...
News

Report: Nearly half of LGBT people of color live in low-income households

-- From a Williams Institute press release

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that LGBT people of color fared worse than White LGBT people in most measures of health and economic well-being. For instance, an estimated ...
Klobuchar to give virtual lecture at Feb. 4 Indiana University event

Klobuchar to give virtual lecture at Feb. 4 Indiana University event

Onetime presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, will deliver the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's Addison C. Harris Lecture, "Antitrust: An Opportunity for Progress in the Face of Polarization," on Friday, Feb. 4, at ...
Gerber/Hart hosts Amigas Latinas virtual conversation

Gerber/Hart hosts Amigas Latinas virtual conversation

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart) hosted a virtual conversation with former Amigas Latinas leaders Evette Cardona, Mona Noriega (who were co-founders) and Lourdes Torres (a board member) Jan. 29. Queer ...
NATIONAL Oregon ruling, bomb threat, military lawsuit, Tim Cook, Netflix

NATIONAL Oregon ruling, bomb threat, military lawsuit, Tim Cook, Netflix

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a 2015 ruling by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) that the owners of Gresham-based Sweetcakes By Melissa violated the state's nondiscrimination statutes when they refused to bake ...
WORLD Church officials come out, Polish bill, crimes, Hannah Gadsby

WORLD Church officials come out, Polish bill, crimes, Hannah Gadsby

More than 100 Catholic church officials in Germany came out as LGBT, queer or non-binary, adding to calls for reform within the crisis-hit church, TheLocal.de reported. Demands for a more liberal attitude to homosexuality within the ...
Gay Maryland mayor dies by suicide

Gay Maryland mayor dies by suicide

The Maryland city of Hyattsville released a statement announcing its city's openly gay mayor, Kevin Ward, had died by an apparent suicide, The Washington Blade reported. On Twitter, the city posted, "It is with great sadness ...
Wisconsin county's United Way launching LGBTQ+ equity challenge

Wisconsin county's United Way launching LGBTQ+ equity challenge

In Wisconsin's Brown County, the public is invited to participate in a nine-week equity challenge designed to create more understanding of and community support for LGBTQ+ residents, per the Green Bay Press Gazette. The LGBTQ+ Equity ...
France passes law criminalizing conversion therapy

France passes law criminalizing conversion therapy

France has passed a new law criminalizing the use of so-called "conversion therapy" to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people, the BBC reported. The National Assembly passed the law 142 ...
With her sexual orientation called a motive to kill, she's now appealing for clemency

With her sexual orientation called a motive to kill, she's now appealing for clemency

This story was initially produced by Injustice Watch, a nonprofit newsroom focused on exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter here. Prosecutors in Bernina Mata's 1999 murder trial made ...
Former WCT 30 Under 30 honoree appointed human-rights commissioner

Former WCT 30 Under 30 honoree appointed human-rights commissioner

On Jan. 27, the Chicago City Council confirmed Daniel R. Hernandez, Esq.'s appointment as commissioner for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). Windy City Times named Hernandez one of its 30 Under 30 honorees in ...
News

Smollett to be sentenced March 10

On Jan. 27, a judge set an in-person sentencing hearing for March 10 for embattled actor Jussie Smollett (Alien Covenant; TV's Empire), who was convicted by a jury last December of faking a hate crime attack ...
News

Pope Francis: Parents should support gay children

Pope Francis said Jan. 26 that parents should support, not condemn, gay children, CBS News reported. In speaking about how parents should always stand by their children during difficult times, including illness or accidents, the pope ...
Local burlesque dancer tells stories through movement

Local burlesque dancer tells stories through movement

When words can't describe how Jenn Freeman feels and thinks, she turns to movement. In the studio, she dances to a mixtape of music, spoken word and historical speeches. As her body moves, Freeman asks herself, ...
HRCF releases Corporate Equality Index; dozens of Chicago companies score 100

HRCF releases Corporate Equality Index; dozens of Chicago companies score 100

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which is celebrating 20 years of measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. This year ...
Museum program 'LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State' on Feb. 3

Museum program 'LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State' on Feb. 3

On Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host the virtual program "LGBTQ+ Life and Death Under the Nazi State." Attendees will explore how the Nazi state reacted to ...
News

Talks begin for new Near West Side major league soccer training facility

-- From a press release

CHICAGO Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Fire Football Club, Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward),and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Tracey Scott announced the start of preliminary discussions on a ...
GLSEN announces new executive director

GLSEN announces new executive director

GLSEN announced that its newest executive director is Melanie Willingham-Jaggers (they/she). Before joining GLSEN in 2019 as deputy executive director, Willingham-Jaggers was the program associate director of The Worker Institute ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

MUSIC Janet Jackson auctions merchandise to help Girls Leadership

Janet Jackson—on the heels of her record-breaking documentary premiere event on Lifetime and A&E and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first studio album, Janet Jackson (1982)—has collaborated with
...
University of Chicago presents exhibition by Tara Betts and Renaldo Hudson

University of Chicago presents exhibition by Tara Betts and Renaldo Hudson

-- From a press release

February 1, 2022 — (Chicago, IL) From January 27 — April 1, 2022, Truth and Beauty in the Hard Places will be on display in Café Logan, located in the Reva and David Logan Center for ...
THEATER 'Sex Tips' previewing at Greenhouse Theater in April

THEATER 'Sex Tips' previewing at Greenhouse Theater in April

The comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is coming to Chicago. Becoming off-Broadway's longest-running comedy in New York and launching a national tour before making its Las Vegas debut, this show will ...
'Hidden Gems' art pop-up at Goodman Theatre Feb. 3-27

'Hidden Gems' art pop-up at Goodman Theatre Feb. 3-27

In celebration of Black History Month, Goodman Theatre is presenting its first-ever on-site art expo "Hidden Gems: A Celebration of African American Artists & Art" in conjunction with the major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean ...
THEATER REVIEW Relentless

THEATER REVIEW Relentless

Title: Relentless. Playwright: Tyla Abercrumbie At: Timeline Theatre Company at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $42-$57; TimelineTheatre.com. Runs through: Feb. 26 The scholarly history of African immigrants in North America is all too often ...
Second City presenting all-Black show starting Feb. 1

Second City presenting all-Black show starting Feb. 1

The Second City announced a new production coming to the e.t.c. stage, The SuperAfroWavyDrippyExtraBrilliantDope Show. The show, performed by an all-Black cast, is directed by Rob Wilson and features ensemble members Trumane Alston, Karl Bradley, Chloe ...
Billy Masters: Spotify, Michael Phelps and more

Billy Masters: Spotify, Michael Phelps and more

"My husband's reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in D.C. was reprehensible and insensitive. The atrocities that millions endured during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinions are not ...
SHOWBIZ 'Smothered,' LGBT sprinter, 'Work in Progress,' Cher, Bravo

SHOWBIZ 'Smothered,' LGBT sprinter, 'Work in Progress,' Cher, Bravo

Prime Video has renewed Smothered a comedy that centers on longtime gay couple Ralph (Jason Stuart) and Randy (Mitch Hara) for a second season, a press release announced. Stuart recently appeared opposite ...
MOVIES/TV The curious life of Jonathan Van Ness

MOVIES/TV The curious life of Jonathan Van Ness

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness (they/them) is a new television show spinning off from the star's podcast of the same name. This documentary series began streaming six episodes over Netflix.com starting Jan. 28; the show ...
THEATER "The world keeps spinnin' 'round and 'round" for Andrew Levitt in Hairspray

THEATER "The world keeps spinnin' 'round and 'round" for Andrew Levitt in Hairspray

"Welcome to the '60s," where psychedelic fashions ruled and mini-skirts were everywhere. Soul music gained a strong voice while segregation separated the dance floors. John Waters' original 1988 film Hairspray displayed drag diva Divine as mother ...
THEATER August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' at Goodman through Feb. 27

THEATER August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' at Goodman through Feb. 27

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., is staging a major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean nearlytwo decades after the play premiered on the same stage. It's directed by longtime resident director Chuck Smith, who ...
DANCE Alvin Ailey company at Auditorium Theatre on March 2-6

DANCE Alvin Ailey company at Auditorium Theatre on March 2-6

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to stages on a coast-to-coast national tour starting Jan. 28 in Philadelphia; kicking off Black History Month at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1; and traveling to ...
Entertainment

Trans Jeopardy! champ's win streak ended by Chicago-area librarian

All good things must come to an end—including Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's win streak. Schneider, a transgender engineering manager from Oakland, California, lost her 41st game to Chicago Ridge multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma in an episod ...

  Outlines

SPORTS Washington chooses Commanders as new NFL name

SPORTS Washington chooses Commanders as new NFL name

After 87 years with its former name (which many saw as derogatory toward Native Americans) and two years as the Washington Football Team, the franchise announced Wednesday morning its new name would be the Commanders, per ...
Outlines

SPORTS Bulls top Magic 126-115

On Feb. 1, the Chicago Bulls (32-18) defeated the Orlando Magic (11-41) 126-115 at the United Center. DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points while Zach LaVine added 24. DeRozan scored 20 points in the first half, before ...
Bears introduce new coach, GM; Blackhawks lose

Bears introduce new coach, GM; Blackhawks lose

On Jan. 31, the Chicago Bears introduced new general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus, per a press release. One of the most pressing challenges that they will face is revitalizing a struggling offense. ...
SPORTS Nadal sets record with 21st Grand Slam title

SPORTS Nadal sets record with 21st Grand Slam title

On Jan. 29, tennis player Rafael Nadal distanced himself from contemporaries Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic by winning his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Nadal came back from two sets down to beat ...
Blackhawks, Bulls both fall

Blackhawks, Bulls both fall

The Chicago Blackhawks (16-21-7) fell short against the powerful Colorado Avalanche (31-8-3) at the United Center on Jan. 28, losing 6-4. Patrick Kane and Brandon Hagel each had a pair of goals on the night, while ...
TENNIS Ash Barty scores historic win at Australian Open

TENNIS Ash Barty scores historic win at Australian Open

On Jan. 29, Ash Barty ended a 44-year drought by becoming the first Australian to win an Australian Open singles title since 1978, ESPN.com noted. The world number-one player and hometown favorite capped off a dominant ...
James Beard dinner rescheduled for March 15

James Beard dinner rescheduled for March 15

Chef Cedric Harden—of the River North restaurant River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St.—will participate in the James Beard Foundation's 2021-2022 Taste America culinary series in collaboration with featured guest Chef ...
SPORTS Chicago Bears hire Matt Eberflus as newest coach

SPORTS Chicago Bears hire Matt Eberflus as newest coach

Matt Eberflus will be the 17th head coach of the Chicago Bears, The Chicago Tribune reported. In his first move as Bears general manager, Ryan Poles hired Eberflus from a group of finalists that included Dan ...
SPORTS Bulls, Blackhawks prevail

SPORTS Bulls, Blackhawks prevail

The Chicago Bulls (30-17) defeated the Toronto Raptors (23-23) 111-105 at the United Center on Jan. 26 to pull into second place in the Eastern Conference. Nikola Vucevic hit a three-pointer from the left wing with ...





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